How to move multiple application icons at once on iPhone or iPad

Starting with iOS 11, Apple developers have implemented a multi-touch function, which allows you to move application icons in groups, collecting them into a group from all over the screen in any way. This is quite simple and probably will be useful for many users.

Actually, the function of moving several icons at once can be useful in many cases, such as: desktop reorganization, catalog distribution, transferring different types of applications to separate screens, etc.

for instance, to pack a dozen games in a separate folder, previously had to do ten operations, and now it can be done many times faster, collecting all the icons in a group. To do this, do the following.

How to move multiple application icons at once on iPhone or iPad

  1. Press and hold on the icon of one of the applications, to activate edit mode (icons will begin to sway, and next to them will appear «cross» removal);
  2. Start moving one icon on the screen and at the same time choose (touch icons) with the other finger the remaining pictograms, which need to be moved;
  3. Having gathered all the applications in a group, transfer it to the target screen or directory, and then remove your finger from the screen.

By the way, on iPad in this way you can transfer application icons to the updated dock, holding up to 15 elements, as well as move groups of images, links and other data between programs in Split View mode.


How to create a folder from several applications on iPhone and iPad

  1. Go to the home screen (screen with application icons) on iPhone or iPad.
  2. Touch and hold an application icon, until it starts to sway, then slightly slide your finger this way, to cross («×») in the upper left corner of the program icon disappeared.
  3. Without releasing a finger, click on other applications, to add them to the assembly.
  4. Drag the collection to another application and release your finger. That’s all. You have created a new folder from several applications.
  5. Press the button again «Home» to exit icon editing mode.

You can easily move the collection of applications to the desired side of the screen or simultaneously move multiple applications, however, adding the folder to an existing folder will fail.

How to put multiple applications in an existing folder on iPhone and iPad

  1. Go to the home screen (screen with application icons) on iPhone or iPad.
  2. Press and hold the application icon, until she starts «vibrate», move your finger slightly so, so that the cross icon in the upper left corner disappears.
  3. Without releasing a finger, click on the folder, to which you want to add selected applications.
  4. When the folder opens, move applications to it and release your finger. To undo an action, move applications outside the folder and release your finger.
  5. Press the button again «Home», to exit vibration mode.

hint: You can simply move applications to a folder and release your finger.